It is not the most interesting topic in the IT world, but it happens to be one of the most critical elements of our company. The layout of your environment, vendor contacts, important passwords, and pictures of your infrastructure—having all of these things in check takes the average IT company and turns them into awesome!
Several customers have reported receiving fraudulent emails of a specific type recently. Please read the following so you can be on the lookout for these types of emails.
Here’s The Deal
The email will appear to come from your CEO/President/someone high up in your company. It will appear to have come from their actual email address and will be a very plain email, no attachments, nothing special, stating that they need to get a wire transfer out to a client or vendor. These emails are usually being sent to someone in the company who is in charge of money; apparently they are doing their research beforehand.
Big news, folks. This week, two deeply researched reports by Verizon and Symantec Corp are being released and what they have found about cyber security breaches is as follows;
“The vast majority of hacking attacks are successful because employees click on links in tainted emails, companies fail to apply patches to known software flaws, or technicians do not configure systems properly.”